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The Game: The Story of Hurling


Filmed over two years, THE GAME is a ground-breaking documentary series celebrating Ireland’s blistering national sport.

3 x 1 hour series for RTÉ, GAA, BAI 




Sport is one of the most important cultural sinews of a nation and hurling forms a vital part of life across Ireland. In this landmark series, legendary players, expert commentators, passionate fans, captivating archive and thrilling visuals bring hurling’s remarkable story to life. Through 1000s of years of bitter rivalries, triumphs and upsets, The Game reveals the unique warmth, colour and camaraderie that hurling fosters both within and across communities throughout the island.

60 major interviews were carried out for the series and just about every living legend of the game contributed – from Henry Shefflin, Joe Canning, Lee Chin, DJ Carey, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Austin Gleeson, Anna Geary to Eddie Keher, Jimmy Barry Murphy, Anthony Daly, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Angela Downey, Ger Loughnane, Brian Cody and many more.

Filmed in cinema quality 4K over two years, THE GAME celebrates hurling, exploring its origins from the mists of prehistory through to its tremendous growth over the last century and how it can justifiably claim to be the fastest and most exciting field sport in the world.

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